Interview with Raymond Keen (’63)

  "Killing is bad luck/ Without an audience."--from "Going to Hell"   1. Is Love Poems for Cannibals considered a Collected Poems? In the book, there are named sections with time frames attached—1967 to 1968 or 1974 to 2012. Does the chronology refer to when the poems were written or the timetable...

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Interview with Abdul Jabbar (’69)

" Selections include works by Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Lu Hsun, Rabindranath Tagore, Saadat Hasan Manto, Muhammad Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Alifa Rifaat, Amrita Pritam, and Waseem Barelvi. " 1. At what point in your 36 years of teaching did you begin to think about writing this textbook?...

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Interview with Mark Irwin

"Art . . . is about perception and generating human feelings. You can teach a person many things, but you cannot teach him or her how to feel." 1. Could you talk about how you incorporate personal experience into your work? I’m thinking of poems like “Landscape with Ball, Then...

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Interview with William Heath

"My mad method, by the way, is to take voluminous notes, and then notes on those notes, and sometimes notes on my notes on my notes." 1.  What made you choose William Wells as the main character of your novel?  How did you first encounter his story? I'm not certain where...

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